CIRCULATION-CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING, vol.6, no.6, pp.1056-1065, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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hypertension, pulmonary, magnetic resonance imaging, prognosis, DIFFUSE MYOCARDIAL FIBROSIS, EUROPEAN-SOCIETY, HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY, PULMONARY-HYPERTENSION, SYSTOLIC FUNCTION, RISK-FACTORS, TASK-FORCE, ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, DYSFUNCTION, COLLAGEN
Background The underlying pathophysiology of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF) is incompletely understood, but myocardial extracellular matrix accumulation is thought to play a major role. Our aims were to estimate myocardial extracellular matrix using cardiac magnetic resonance T1 mapping and to assess the relationship between pathobiology/pathophysiology and prognosis.